Before I had my floor laid, using some samples of the material, I
tried four or five different sealant and finish treatments to see what
they looked like.
The gloss ones were invariably absolutely awful - creating a very
artificial and plasticy appearance. To my mind, if you want that,
then you buy cheap vinyl floor sheet.
The best combination that I found was a set of products from Lithofin
A good clean with Lithofin Power Clean is worth doing first.
I then used Lithofin MN Stainstop to seal the slate - this is a
solvent borne silicone product, and although expensive at around
£30/litre goes a long way. The Slate Seal was too glossy for my
After the Stainstop, I applied MN Colour Enhancer. This did a
brilliant job of enhancing the colours and textures (I have mainly
greys and browns from quite light to quite dark and a lot of embedded
For maintenance, apart from vacuum cleaning, I sometimes use a steam
cleaner and sometimes wash with a very dilute solution of Lithofin's
Easy Care cleaner.
We don't have trikes but do have animals so there is a level of mess.
I know this sounds a little like a Kleeneze commercial, but I've found
all of Lithofin's stuff that I've tried really good. Generally the
better tile stores sell most of the range.
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